We leave the hotel about 6:45 am every morning and arrive at the hotel about 20 minutes later. Today is Saturday so traffic was much lighter and fewer people out and about. One of the reasons probably is the late night celebrations of the Bolivar Holiday celebrations last night.
Everyone hits the ground running when we enter the hospital.
People are checking the schedule to verify timing, patients, OR staffing.
The first patients are being prepared for surgery by volunteers. In this case Lynn Devou is having to trim a surgical gown to match the patients height. The kids are starting to figure out this is not going to be an ordinary day and getting anxious. It becomes pretty normal to hear kids crying.
The start up on Saturday was uneventful. This changed fairly quickly as a couple patients dropped out of the surgery schedule quickly for different reasons. Ultimately 11 surgeries were completed. We all gather in the hall to go out to the waiting bus as a group when surgery is complete. This usually takes a bit of time to round everyone up.